Quick, Practical Tips for Successful Documentary Filmmaking
Though the processes of documentary and fiction filmmaking share many similarities, there are a few crucial mindset shifts you'll want to make in order to be successful in the world of documentaries. Our friend Evan Kidd, who has written a couple of excellent guest posts for this site, recently put out a video on his YouTube channel that explores these documentary filmmaking mindsets.
How to Make a Short Documentary on a Subject You Really Care About
It's no secret that pole dancing carries the stigma that it's something only strippers do. Pride, Pole & Prejudice is a ten minute documentary that examines the growing trend of pole dancing in London, as a form of fitness, by speaking to the students and teachers who practice this art form.
Personal Film Projects Require Sacrifice, But the Results Speak for Themselves
This is an interview with Levi Allen VanderKwaak, an adventure filmmaker based in British Columbia. His recent short documentary Untethered has been seen hundreds of thousand of times, thanks in part to its jaw-dropping subject matter, and thanks in part to the fact that it is extremely well-crafted and was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
A Simple Editing Trick to Inject Drama Into Your Films
Film editing is, by its very nature, a study in manipulation. On a surface level, we manipulate the order of events unfolding on screen. We have the ability to choose what a character says or doesn't say simply by including or excluding certain pieces of media from our timelines.